About Michelle Potter

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Why I Ride: Michele Fountain


For Michele Fountain, a second-year cyclist in the Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Howard County General Hospital, there is more than one reason why she gears up and rides. Having worked at Johns Hopkins for over 30 years—12 of which have been spent(...)

Making a Difference at Overlea High School


On March 26, 2015, a committed group of students at Overlea High School proudly presented the Kimmel Cancer Center with the funds they had raised to support the Breast Cancer Program and the patients and families whom it benefits. Under the guidance of their teacher, Mrs. Mary Demski, the students worked together to plan multiple(...)

Our Story of Cancer: Alleviate the Suffering of Patients with Cancer


We've asked our staff to share their thoughts on the PBS documentary, Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies. This week, we'll post their comments, including how they hope it will influence the public dialogue on cancer, research and treatment. Ephraim Fuchs, M.D., M.B.A., professor of oncology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center shares his thoughts:(...)

Our Story of Cancer: Further Gains in Preventing, Treating and Curing Cancer in the Near Future


We've asked our staff to share their thoughts on the PBS documentary, Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies. This week, we'll post their comments, including how they hope it will influence the public dialogue on cancer, research and treatment. Terry Langbaum, MHS, Chief Administrative Officer at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, shares her thoughts: We are hoping(...)

Our Story of Cancer: Successful Transition to Thrive Beyond Cancer


We've asked our staff to share their thoughts on the PBS documentary, Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies. This week, we'll post their comments, including how they hope it will influence the public dialogue on cancer, research and treatment. Vered Stearns, M.D., co-director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program shares her thoughts: Cancer is a spectrum of(...)

Our Story of Cancer: “Inspire an Unprecedented Outpouring of Support”


We've asked our staff to share their thoughts on the PBS documentary, Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies. This week, we'll post their comments, including how they hope it will influence the public dialogue on cancer, research and treatment. Pediatric oncologist, Pat Brown, M.D. shares his thoughts: "I hope it (the documentary) will inspire an unprecedented outpouring of(...)

Patients Kept Cozy This Winter


Through a grant from The Women's Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, selected Kimmel Cancer Center patients are receiving ChemoCozy jackets this winter. The fleece jackets, stylishly and thoughtfully designed by cancer survivor Greg Hamilton and his wife, provide easy access to peripherally and centrally-inserted intravenous lines, implanted devices and pockets for surgical drains.  “We(...)

Finding Peace for Patients


The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center offers many resources to patients and families including spiritual and pastoral care.  Our staff members offer sensitive, spiritual support for patients, family members, caregivers and hospital staff from a wide variety of religious denominations. Chaplain Rhonda Cooper shared her calling to work with cancer patients in a recent article(...)

More than Miles


**This blog post was written by Kimmel Cancer Center development specialist Allison Rich. For Te(5A)m, the Ride to Conquer Cancer is about far more than the miles. The team was founded by the oncology nurses from Unit 5A of the Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore – but the team members’ stories are far more diverse(...)